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The districts of Milan.

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Nestled neatly between the River Po to the south and the first reliefs of the Alps of the north, Milan is Italy’s second-largest city and the capital of the Lombardy region. Although it’s made up of nine different districts, Zona 1 in the geographical centre is where the majority of tourists head to first. It’s here where you’ll find the Piazza del Duomo and the cathedral, the luxury shopping district Via Montenapoleone and Parco Sempione.

Old town

Città Studi

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Fiera

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
As the name suggests, this district revolves around the home of the famous Fiera Milano (Milan Conference Centre), now called Fiera Milano City.

Highlights:
The Fiera Milano City complex, the Casa di Riposo per Musicisti with the crypt of Giuseppe Verdi and Piazza Giovanni XXIII.

Getting there:
Can easily be accessed on foot from the city centre or by taking metro line M1 to the Pagano, Buonarroti and Amendola stops. To reach the Fiera you can take the metro to the Lotto FieraMilanoCity stop, take buses 48 and 78, or catch the shuttle bus service from Malpensa and Linate Airports.

Why stay:
Its location beside Fiera Milano City makes it an ideal option if you are visiting for an event held there. Its proximity to the city centre is also an advantage.

Isola

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Previously an isolated part of the city, it is now the place chosen by young people, artists and designers to set up their boutiques.

Highlights:
Piazza Segrino, Via Tharon and the Santa Maria alla Fontana Church, as well as the streets full of shops and modern cafes.

Getting there:
Accessible on foot from Porta Garibaldi, or via the Zara (M5) and Sondrio (M3) metro stops.

Why stay:
A chic, new district with lots of art and design shops and some lovely restaurants and cafes.

Old Town

4 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
The city’s historic, touristic and religious centre and the heart of its fashion world, so full of monuments and places of interest that you may forget that there is more to see.

Highlights:
The majestic Duomo, the spectacular Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Teatro alla Scala, Palazzo Reale, the beautiful Sempione Park with the Porta Sempione and Castello Sforzese, the artistic Brera district with its famous art gallery, and the Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, home of the mural of the Last Supper.

Getting there:
The majority of places of interest are accessible on foot. The Duomo is the ideal starting point. It can be reached from the metro stop of the same name, with bus 54 and with the following trams: 1, 2, 3, 12, 20, 23, 24 and 27.

Why stay:
The area which houses the majority of places of interest and the nerve centre of the city. Everything is close at hand and easily accessible on foot.

Porta Garibaldi

4 apartments in this neighbourhood
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A residential, traditionally working class district that features a number of places of historical and cultural interest.

Highlights:
Porta Garibaldi and the train station of the same name, Porta Volta, the Cimitero Monumentale Cemetery, the lovely pedestrianized street Corso Como and Chinatown.

Getting there:
The access point is the Porta Garibaldi Station, where you can take lines S1, S2, S5, S6, S8, S11 and S13, as well as the direct train to Malpensa Airport (Malpensa Express). Here you can also catch metro line M2 and bus 37.

Why stay:
Its diversity, its excellent location right next to the city centre and its good cultural offer make it an option to keep in mind.

Porta Genova

3 apartments in this neighbourhood
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Porta Genova is a district that is home to a large number of places of interest, as well as a nice balance between the traditional and the alternative.

Highlights:
Porta Genova and the station of the same name, the Barona and San Cristofono areas, and the fabulous Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese canals in the Darsena area.

Getting there:
The area is home to the Porta Genova train station that connects with the metro station of the same name (line M2) and tram lines 2, 9 and 19. Further to the south you will find the Romolo and Famagosta metro stations (line M2).

Why stay:
A pleasant area with a mix of canals, green spaces and residential areas, plus a good atmosphere at night.

Porta Romana

4 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
An upper class residential area with elegant 19th and 20th century buildings that house embassies, offices and prestigious schools.

Highlights:
The Morivione district, Porta Ludovica, Porta Romana and Porta Ticinese.

Getting there:
The area is connected with the Porta Romana, Lodi Tibb and Brenta metro stations on line M3. The Lodi Tibb station connects with the train station at Porta Romana.

Why stay:
A pleasant, quiet district with beautiful buildings, close to and well-connected with the city centre.

Porta Vittoria

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
A mainly residential area that is home to some green spaces and shopping zones.

Highlights:
Porta Vittoria, the green spaces of Largo Marinai d´Italia and Parco Alessandrini.

Getting there:
Porta Vittoria Station provides access to: train lines S1, S2, S5, S6 and S13; tram lines 12 and 27; buses 45, 66 and 73; bus-tram lines 90, 91, N90, N91 and 93.

Why stay:
A peaceful, residential area that is not too large, making it easy to get about on foot.